This is the first in a new series of publications arlslng out of the work of the Committee on Challenges of Modern Society of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The CCMS was established in 1969 with a mandate to examine practical ways of improving the exchange of experience among mem- ber nations of the Alliance in the task of creating a better envir- onment for their societies. It was charged with considering "e;spe- cific problems of the human environment with the deliberate objec- tive of stimulating action by member governments"e;. It may come as a surprise to some that NATO - generally thought of as being an organization devoted solely to matters of defence - should concern itself with the environment at all. But this is to overlook Article 2 of the North Atlantic Treaty of 1949, which expressly provides that member count ries should contribute towards the furt her development of peaceful and friendly internat- ional relations by promoting conditions of stability and well- being. This concern is reflected in many non-military areas, in addition to the environmental one. I wish the present volume, which has been edited by the Bel- gian Prime Minister's Office for Science Policy Programming, every success.
Air Pollution Modeling and Its Application I
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